AKRON—Goodyear is adding two SmartWay-verified wide-base retreads, the G392A SSD UniCircle and G394A SST UniCircle, to its portfolio.
“These retread products offer many of the same benefits as their new tire counterparts, including lower rolling resistance, which is key to helping fleets lower their fuel costs,” said Brian Buckham, general manager, product marketing, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.
Both new products are available to fit 445/50R22.5 casings.
“Our retread products help fleets optimize their tire investment and are a great compliment to our expanding Fuel Max family of fuel-efficient new truck tires,” Buckham added.
The G392S SSD and G394A SST wide-base retreads, for drive-axle and trailer applications, respectively, are produced using Goodyear's proprietary UniCircle technology, whose spliceless design matches the shape of the tire's casing, the Akron-based tire maker said. Because there is no cutting or splicing during the UniCircle tread application process, the retreads are uniform and balanced, which helps extend casing life and mileage, Goodyear claims.
The G392A SSD and G394A SST feature 24/32-inch and 12/32-inch tread depths, respectively. Both products' tread designs help provide a uniform footprint, long miles to removal and confident handling.
“Ultimately, our goal is to help fleets lower their operating costs,” Buckham said.
Goodyear also recently launched its Fuel Max LHD G505D truck tire, North America's most fuel-efficient long haul tire, which also is SmartWay verified.
“For years, SmartWay verification has been an important designation for fuel-efficient new truck tires,” Buckham said. “And it is becoming an increasingly important classification for retread products. Fleets want optimal fuel efficiency through the full tire casing lifecycle.”